ART AT THE HEART RESIDENCY 2016, AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 29 February 2016
The Shire of East Pilbara is proud to announce that entries have
opened for the 2016 Art at the Heart Artist in Residency program for
Art at the Heart is perhaps the richest artist residency
program in Australia with $15,000 awarded to the selected artist along
with up to $40,000 available to them to produce a body of art.
The Shire seeks expressions of interest from artists working in any
medium, in Australia or overseas to make application to fulfill the
residency guidelines while exploring the 2016 theme of ‘Light’.
Shire President Lynne Craigie said she is thrilled to have the third
year of the Art at the Heart program up and running. “Art at the Heart
is a wonderful program that explores and celebrates arts and culture in
the East Pilbara. We have had two wonderful years already and I am sure
the third will be as exciting as ever”, she said.
“The Shire has an initial four year commitment to Art at the Heart, a
commitment I am very proud of. Artists awarded the residency bring with
them fresh perspectives or new artistic practices” she said. “The
opportunity for the community to engage with these artists can not only
inspire them but also strengthen their capacity for artist expression”
Lynne Craigie added.
The residency runs for a period of six to eight
weeks, generally in August and September. Applications close for the
2016 residency on 29 February.
Applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking
for the application form and Artists Brief. Applicants are encouraged to
go to the Shire’s website at www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au where they can find more information on Art at the Heart.
Based in the Shire of East Pilbara, Western Australia, Art at the
Heart is a unique artist in residency program that focuses on the
creative interaction between the artist, the environment and local
community. While exploring our magnificent region the artist will engage
the local communities of Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar in creative
activities related to the artist’s practice and the body of work
developed throughout the residency.
Over the residency period the selected artist will have the
opportunity to develop a body of work around the 2016 theme of ‘light’.
This development will be generously supported by a $15,000 artist fee.
As part of the residency it is expected that the artist showcases their
body of work and create an artwork to be gifted to the Shire as a legacy
of the residency.
During the residency the selected artist will be
expected to facilitate a series of community engagement opportunities
for local artists and the broader community. In a detailed plan the
artist will need to demonstrate how this engagement and creative
exchange will take place. A $40,000 budget will be available to cover
costs associated with the delivery of the community engagement and costs
related to the creation of the artist body of work.
The successful artist will undertake a 6 -8 week residency within the
Shire or East Pilbara ideally between the 1st August and the 30th
September 2016. The exact dates will be negotiated
In its third year of a four year program, the 2016 Art at the Heart - Artist in residence program aims to:
Develop the capacity of local artists and the wider community via community engagement and creative exchange
Explore and showcase the local region through the exploration of the 2016 theme ‘light’
Contribute to and creatively enrich the Shire of East Pilbara’s through a legacy artwork
Enable an artist to develop a body of work and further their creative practice
Promote and create an awareness of the region, residency and artist (both nationally and internationally).
To view previous Art at the Heart residencies please visit the website: http://www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au/Our-Region/Art-at-the-Heart
For a copy of the Artist Brief, application form and details on how to apply, please contact: email@example.com